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Police investigate suspected Sunshine arson attacks

Posted by: Simon Love & Michelle Zydower | 10 January, 2013 - 8:59 AM
Car torched in a suspect arson attack in Sunshine overnight. <i>(Photo: Simon Love/3AW)</i>

Police have launched a manhunt for an arsonist as they investigate at least six suspicious blazes in the Maribyrnong River Valley region since Tuesday.

Overnight, Victoria Police and MFB firefighters were called to the Sunshine North Industrial Estate after it was believed arsonists started three separate fires.

Fires crews were also confronted with a large grassfire when they arrived at Balfour Avenue overnight.

They then discovered deliberately lit blazes in a nearby storage yard, and later two cars on fire just one block away.

Tony, whose Hiace van was completely gutted in the blaze, struggled for words to describe the sight of his vehicle which was to be used for scrap metal.


A car completely burnt out in a suspected arson attack.
(Photo: Simon Love/3AW)


A van targeted in the overnight suspected arson attacks.
(Photo: Simon Love/3AW)

Authorities said they were frustrated by arson attacks which are continuing to put lives, property and businesses at risk.

The owner of Sunshine tow truck business, located close to where two cars were apparently deliberately set alight, told 3AW News he was disgusted another arson attack had occurred in the area.

MFB Commander Bob Undy said the public needs to work together to catch those responsible.

The latest deliberately lit blazes were directly across the river from the Keilor East blazes that came within metres of properties on Tuesday night.


Blog comments Your Say

  • When we have over paid uselees incompetent magistrates who NEVER jail arsonist's, it a waste of time alerting police.

    janetp Friday 11 January, 2013 - 7:09 AM
  • Whats the point of supplying information to catch arsonists? -judges blatantly refuse to jail or penalize them as the Law states. Let's get serious when they do, or remove them .

    Joseph Logan Thursday 10 January, 2013 - 9:55 AM

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